Meet Jermail Shelton.
Jermail Shelton is a relationship driven development officer, whose primary focus is on establishing and maintaining long-term strategic partnerships. With an eye for intentionality and refining operational processes, Jermail has led the team at Just Add Honey through a transformation to integrate retail and eCommerce operations into a single profit center. Along with his wife Brandi, he is the co-owner of Just Add Honey, a growing tea company in the heart of Atlanta, with far-reaching appeal.
While staying healthy and fit has always been important, it wasn’t until Jermail met Brandi that he had any interest in tea, its production or consumption. After making her his life partner, Jermail partnered with Brandi in business and continued down the road of entrepreneurship. A firm believer in you get out what you put in, Jermail quit his full-time job to dedicate his sales and development expertise to the growth of the business.
As a result of their dedication and drive, Just Add Honey has blossomed into a thriving business and has weathered the storm in a climate where similar businesses have scaled back or disappeared altogether. As Chief Development Officer, Jermail’s daily goal is to expand brand awareness and promote the company’s mission to bring thoughtfully blended teas to your doorstep.
GET TO KNOW JERMAIL.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT TGS?
The opportunity to connect with so many movers & shakers who are open to assisting in whatever way they can. The energy of TGS is special. When you walk thru the doors you never know if you’re going to catch up with a friend over food/drinks or meet someone new who can change the trajectory of your business.
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
I’m most proud of being a husband & father! I have a beautiful wife of 13 years and three amazing kids. Brandi and I have found a way to consistently grow more in love with each over the years (while simultaneously grow a business together which isn’t easy) Our oldest child (Janiyah) recently graduated Bennett College and now lives in Charlotte doing amazing things. Our two sons William (12) & Carter (8) are both young brilliant entrepreneurs in the making. These are my biggest accomplishments.
If you could have dinner with 3 people, dead or alive, who would you choose and why?
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela – I would love to ask him how he was able to endure that much time in prison and still come home with such a pure soul. I would ask him how he keep his faith and sense of self during his darkest days.
Barack Hussein Obama – Would love to have a candid no “BS” conversation with him about how he really dealt with being in the white house for those years with all the disrespect towards him and his family.
My Grandfather – Would love to talk to him one more time about life
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was child I wanted to be what is now known as a motivational speaker. Growing up my father would drive around listening to Les Brown cassette tapes in the car and I loved how he would make me feel when I listened to him. The vocal variety and passion in his voice would captivate me! Even though I didn’t grow up to become a professional motivational speaker I still love to motivate and encourage everyone I come into contact with.